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Teenager arrested in Basildon murder investigation

Vilson Meshi's body was found in his car in Basildon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the murder of a man, whose body was found in a burned out car in Basildon, have arrested a teenager on suspicion of murder.

30-year-old Vilson Meshi was found dead in the back of his grey Audi in the town's Pincey Mead area on 27 February.

An 18-year-old girl from Pitsea was arrested yesterday (3 November). She was released on bail until 22 November.

A 15-year-old boy from London, who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder, has been rebailed.

11-year-old boy hurt in Essex road crash

The boy was taken to hospital for treatment and later released. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old boy was hurt in a road crash in Essex.

It happened in Wickford just before 3pm on Tuesday (11 October). The boy, who was walking, collided with a red Rover Metro.

He was taken to Basildon Hospital, where he was treated for a minor head injury, and later released.


Woman seriously injured in Essex road crash

The woman's injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian suffered serious arm and leg injuries in a road crash in Basildon.

The 60-year-old woman collided with a silver Vauxhall Insignia in Ashdon Way, near Station Way, in Basildon. It happened at around 7am today (12 October).

She has been taken to Basildon hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Essex woman who nearly drowned in swimming lesson gets £2m payout

A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson in Essex has been awarded £2 million compensation - after 16 years of waiting.

Annie Woodland was a pupil at Whitmore Junior School in Basildon sixteen years ago when the accident happened in 2000.

She was suffered brain damage after being pulled from the pool.

Now - aged 26 - she still suffers from memory loss and has problems with her balance and fatigue.

The payout comes after a lengthy legal battle fought by Annie's family.

It's been a long fight for justice for Annie Woodland's family. Credit: ITV Anglia

"I knew when I looked at Annie, when she was on life support, that whatever the outcome, whether she would live or die, that I would fight it. I was driven."

– Alison Morris, Annie's mum


Whitlock still 'can't believe' bronze success

Essex gymnast Max Whitlock admits he still "can't believe" he won a bronze in the men's all-around final last night.

The 23-year-old picked up Britain's first medal in the event since 1908.

Taking to Twitter, he thanked everyone for their support and said he was still struggling to come to terms with what he's achieved.

Arrest made in Basildon murder investigation

Mr Meshi was found in Basildon's Pincey Mead area. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Detectives investigating the murder of Vilson Meshi in Basildon have arrested a teenage boy.

Mr Meshi's body was found in a burned out car in the town's Pincey Mead area in February.

The 15-year-old boy from London was arrested this morning, on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody being questioned by detectives.

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